This year's Tenenbaum lecture featuring Prof. Aron Rodrigue saw a crowd of over 200 people in attendance from the Emory and Atlanta communities. The full lecture is now available to watch online.
Jan T. Gross, whose book "Neighbors" (2001) raised awareness of the role played by Poles in the murder of Polish Jews during the Holocaust, is a leading proponent of the idea that Poland can find national honor in a truthful interrogation of its past. Now, that idea is being challenged by a nationalist Polish government that has threatened to prosecute Gross for his claim that Poles killed more Jews than Germans did during World War II. In his Emory lecture, Prof. Gross will argue that the Holocaust must be understood a central event in the national history of Poland.
Instead of a typical final paper, students taking the religion course 'Nazi Medicine on Trial' held a tribunal on whether forced sterilization is immoral, judged by experts from Emory's Center for Ethics and Office of the General Counsel. Prof. Jonathan Crane's course was developed with assistance from the Waxman Support Fund, whichpromotes scholarly research, teaching, and public programming at Emory on topics related to antisemitism, the Holocaust, and relations between Jews and other communities.
TIJS congratulates Prof. Ellie Schainker on receiving the National Jewish Book Award for "Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906."
Professor Aron Rodrigue will present a lecture titled "The Making and Unmaking of Sephardi Jewry: The Ottoman Centuries" on Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in the Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall at Emory University.
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Dr. Oded Borowski is again leading a team working at the archaeological site of Tell Halif, Israel. This year, the major tasks are sorting and cataloging items from previous years' digs, consulting experts on some of the finds, and readying materials for eventual publication.
On May 8th, 2017, the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies commended the newest alumni of Emory University for reaching a milestone in their education. Greeted with bagels, coffee and other light snacks, the families of the graduates involved with TIJS celebrated in the Candler Library Seminar Room with the TIJS faculty and staff on Monday before Emory's 172nd Commencement Ceremony took place.
Students, faculty and staff of TIJS all gathered on April 20 to celebrate the 2016-2017 academic school year and acknowledge students who have won awards and grants.
Presented annually since 1950 by the Jewish Book Council, the National Jewish Book Awards are among the most distinguished prizes given each year for outstanding books on Jewish topics.